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Shifting export expectations in Sheffield

[ February 5, 2013   //   ]

South Yorkshire has a new purpose-built international freight terminal – Sheffield International Freight Terminal (SH-I-F-T). The 14,000sq ft terminal, at Grange Mill Lane, near junction 34 of the M1, will be one of only two bonded warehouses in South Yorkshire and plans are already in place to extend the terminal by a further 25,000sq ft in the future.

Sheffield forwarding and logistics company 512 (Sheffield) Ltd ( will be based at the new terminal, and will provide services including air and ocean freight, road freight, warehousing, courier, documentation and insurance. It has also developed an online shipping office allowing businesses to place orders and track shipments as well as view, print and electronically store shipment records and documents.

SHIFT director, Beth Barber-Atkinson, director said the new terminal was: “an exciting development for Sheffield City Region. It will make this area more self-sufficient and provide a direct route to overseas markets.”

SHIFT and 512 (Sheffield) have also both become partners of the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC), which helps local firms with export documentation. SHIFT and 512 (Sheffield) join SYITC’s legal partner Hill Dickins in the venture.

Barber-Atkinson added: “By joining forces with SYITC we will be able to inform companies that we are here to take their business global.”

Karen Mosley, head of business development at 512 added that her company’s aims was to: “ensure the process of exporting is extremely easy by managing the entire process, so through this partnership businesses will receive expert advice and assistance with each step they take when dealing with international trade, which has never been easier in this region

Beth Barber-Atkinson (left), director at Sheffield International Freight Terminal, Michelle Daniel (centre), international trade manager at SYITC, and Karen Mosley (right), head of business development at 512 (Sheffield) Ltd.


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